in 2008. after an american air strike destroyed their house and killed their 2-year-old son, ali. ali's mother told us then that they'd wanted to move, but didn't have the money. "i begged my husband to leave the house when the fighting began," she told us, "but he said if we die, we will die together." a viewer bought them a new house, which they proudly showed off to us the other day, along with their new son, also named ali. he looks astonishingly like his older brother. his father told us that despite all he'd been through, he was grateful to american forces for toppling saddam. his wife, however, struck a different note, saying the americans should leave, that they'd killed too many children for nothing. "the death of my son," she said, "left a hole in my heart." dan harris, abc news, baghdad.